October 26-28, 2018 | Pasadena, CA

Stranger Than Fiction: How to apply the rules of memoir to novels and short stories

A good memoir reads like a novel where everything is true. In this class we’ll look at how to apply the rules of memoir to fiction writing. These rules include: loving your protagonist’s suffering, why motivation is more important than action, and why there are no villains in memoir. These rules can be useful whether you write contemporary fiction, science fiction, or romance.